Chris Ritke is thinking and writing...

...about this and that and some other things...

Monday, November 27, 2006

Hatfactory Holiday Potluck Party Dec 15

We're having a party at the Hatfactory! Signup at!

Bring Whatever You Want (BWYW) However, to avoid meatloaf overages, you might better say what you are bringing in the comments.

Dec. 15, 7:00 till late. Party ends when it ends (if it ends).

We'll have some food, we'll have some booze, we'll have some beers. ...and bring your holiday hat!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Uta's doing her thing at Cut & Paste Design Competition SF

Cut&Paste Design Competition SF
Originally uploaded by ucool.
Yeah - soooo cool! Jeez - that was a fun event. And we've got the video to prove it.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

SF Video 2.0 Meetup

This was on Tuesday - and of course there's a video of the event. Duh.

It was fun and I'm going again next time.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Podcamp West San Francisco

PodCampWest Nov. 18-19th, 2006, Swedish American Hall, San Francisco

Monday, November 13, 2006

Um - yeah. Gotta blog this.

Jeez. If a 10 year old comes up with this, you've just gotta support it.
At just 10-years old, Florida native and entrepreneur Lily Capehart is gaining international acclaim for her unique ability to catch and "hypnotize" the wild South Florida anole lizards.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

This video has been removed due to terms of use violation.

What? I just uploaded the video of the previous post to Youtube. Just to see what happens. Well, something did happen. This video has been removed due to terms of use violation.

WTF? This is a video of the 2006 AIGA San Francisco Gala. AIGA is the professional association for design. We got permission from the AIGA SF people responsible for the event. I just sent in a help request to Youtube. I'll see if they actually reply. Maybe it's just a stupid mistake. Or maybe you can't have the word 'Adult' in the title. Or maybe you can only publish videos you grab from your TV or of your cat on the sofa. Jeez.

Big high-five to - that's where it's at. They rock!

Friday, November 10, 2006

AIGA San Francisco: A Night of Adult Toys

Woah! That was fun!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Michael Verdi stopped by

Yeah, my good friend Michael came by for a visit - and videoblogged it. Of course! It was so nice to have him here - in the woods - in the sticks - but remember: we have DSL that's close to a T1... so it's perfect!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Citizen Space Open House

Another coworking space here in San Francisco - check it out on Friday - we are!

Time Capsule Video

Here's a video I shot and edited yesterday at the Yahoo Time Capsule Camp in Sunnyvale/Palo Alto. Boy, I have to practice more. This is not easy. The video thing.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Yahoo Time Capsule Camp

That was a fun day - started out in Sunnyvale, took a bus to Palo Alto etc etc... I'll be posting a video soon.

And guess what - my team won!!!!!!!! We got a real medal and each of us got a portable dvd player. Never wanted one of those, but now that I have one, I might even use it!

New Video Camera

Oh yeah. I got a new video camera. Good thing all these vloggers were around for the Vloggies and all that - Michael said I should get the Canon ZR500 - and he should know. So I did. It was the cheapest at Best Buy - just $250. But who cares. It shoots video, I can hook it up to my Mac Mini and it has an Audio-In Jack. And I got a cool teeny weeny tripod. It's soooo cute.

And tomorrow I'm going to the Yahoo time capsule thing. I bet I'll be able to shoot some video....

Sunday, November 05, 2006

What a great day! Awesome!

We managed to get up this morning and make it over to the Outhink brunch in Tiburon on time. That was a great event. Awesome discussions - awesome people. Yeah Yeah Yeah!

And then we were at the Hat Factory where the Alive in Baghdad guys gave a presentation - awesome. Awesome.

I've got to find a different word. I can't say (write) 'awesome' all the time. But that's how it was today. AWESOME!

The Vloggies

Josh and Uta talking about Germany. No. It's not always Germany. Just sometimes.

Whatever. The Vloggies was FUN!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Chasing Windmills - The Adolfo Jacket

Yup - I got it. And I got the show notes for the episode. Wow. Was it worth it? You bet it was!!!!!! Chasing Windmills is the coolest video blog/thing/series on the web.

Too bad it doesn't quite fit. So what. I think I'm going to have it framed or something.